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Paul Ballas, D.O.

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Paul Ballas, D.O., wrote about mental health for HealthCentral. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and has been a presenter at the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine meetings.

Latest by Paul Ballas, D.O.

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How to Spot and Defuse Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Recognizing that strong relationships can survive arguments is a step toward authentic interactions.

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16 Things to Know About Depression

When we lose the ability to function, whether at work or in our relationships or in our own sense of well-being. We are more than just “depressed.” We are not ourselves. Here are 16 things you should know about depression.

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10 Signs of a Depression Relapse

Many people with depression will experience symptoms only once in their lives, but for others, major depression can be an ongoing battle with relapses.

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7 Triggers of Depression

The things that trigger depression in one person may not in another but in many cases there appears to be more than one reason. Read about seven of the key areas known to have a bearing on depression.

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10 Signs of Adult ADHD

ADHD was once considered a “childhood” disorder." Today, we know different. For many, ADHD has gone undiagnosed, discovered only after their children are diagnosed.

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10 Disorders with Similarities to ADHD

These conditions can cause symptoms similar to ADD and ADHD.

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10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Relationship

Our relationship with our significant other is what motivates us to get up each day, go to work and come back home at the end of the day.

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Common Symptoms of ADD and ADHD in Women

Easily upset or frustrated? Not a numbers person? Is your house a mess because you avoid doing chores? These are all signs of potential ADD and ADHD in women.

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Suicide Rates and the Holidays

Conventional wisdom is that there are more suicides during the holidays than at other times. I’d like to explore two questions. First, is this true? Second, as I am sure that the average person is not studying Medline for articles on suicide, why do ...

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Denial, Rationalization and Anxiety

Often, when something makes us anxious, we try to avoid it. If moving our belongings makes us anxious, we hire movers. If doing our taxes overwhelms us, we hire an accountant. These are healthy alternatives to doing anxious tasks. What if we do not h...